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Come and taste the best red and green chili and sample some of the finest home brews on the Western Slope at the 13th annual Christmas in New Castle Chili cook-off and microbrew contest from 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.Tickets are: in advance, $7 for adults and $4 for children 6-12; and at the door, $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Tickets available in advance at the New Castle Chamber office, 386 W. Main St., Suite 101. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Go to for a 2010 contestant entry form.For more information contact NCCC at (970) 984-2897.

Guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle continue this winter: Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Special tour Friday, Nov. 26, at 1:30 before Redstone’s Grand Illumination. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/children, free for kids under 5 years. More info on group tours: 963-9656 or

Symphony in the Valley presents Hollywood Holiday, a pops concert of memorable movie scores and favorite holiday tunes.The show starts with hits from the Hollywood movies “Star Wars,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Then the orchestra shifts to holiday favorites – just the ticket for getting into the holiday spirit. Conductor Carlos Elias and the super-sized community orchestra play the best of Hollywood and the holidays.The concerts will be Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School, and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.Tickets at the door for the Glenwood Springs show are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $30 for families. Tickets for the Aspen show are $15, and are available from the Wheeler Box Office,, or at the door.

Some of the more than 80 historic black-and-white photos donated to Colorado Mountain College by a Carbondale couple are on display through November at the Thunder River Theatre Center, 67 Promenade in Carbondale, and at the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at the college’s campus in Leadville. After their display in Carbondale, the photos will be exhibited at the Aspen Institute. The collection includes photos from some of the most well-known photographers of the 20th century, such as Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andr Kertsz and Edward Weston. The 81 museum-quality photographs were donated last year to Colorado Mountain College ArtShare (formerly the CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts) by philanthropists and Carbondale residents George and Patti Stranahan.

Senior pictures for the Glenwood Springs High School Yearbook are due Dec. 1. Photos submitted after this date will not be accepted and the regular school portrait will be used instead. Submit photos to or deliver a print or CD to Mr. Linn at the high school. Questions? Contact Mr. Linn at or 384-5573.

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